Julian Green to train with USMNT prior to Ukraine friendly

Julian Green to train with USMNT prior to Ukraine friendly

U.S. Men's National Team

Julian Green to train with USMNT prior to Ukraine friendly

JulianGreenBayernMunich6 (dpa)

By IVES GALARCEP

Jurgen Klinsmann’s highly-publicized recruitment of Bayern Munich youngster Julian Green has kicked into a new gear, and appears to be gaining some traction.

U.S. Soccer confirmed to Goal.com on Friday evening that Green had agreed to train with the USMNT for two days in the run-up to the March 5 friendly at Ukraine. The development occurred after U.S. assistant coach Andi Herzog traveled to Munich to meet with Green in person to discuss the potential training stint.

While Green has agreed to train with the U.S. team, he is not yet in the process of filing for a one-time association switch, which he would need to play for the United States. At present, Green is tied to Germany after representing the Germans on the youth level, but if he filed a one-time switch he would be permanently tied to the United States.

Green isn’t ready to make that commitment just yet, but has opened up to the idea of spending time in a U.S. training camp, something he turned down in November, at least in part because he wouldn’t be able to play in the pending matches.

What do you think of this development? Excited at the possibility of the U.S. landing Green? Still not buying it until he files the one-time switch?

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